Recent responses to religious-right distortions of American voters’ moral mandate:
ABC reported, with no opposing viewpoints, that Coral Ridge Ministries sees the election as a mandate for a fundamentalist takeover of the United States. Media Matters for America challenges the ABC report’s bias and antigay bigotry.
As an editorial in the Plainview Daily Herald in Texas notes, even some Southern Baptists agree that morality is far broader than James Dobson’s personal sexual obsessions. So does Tavis Smiley’s audio program on NPR. Revs. Jim Wallis and Al Sharpton talked back at cafeteria-Christians Jerry Falwell and Richard Land on Meet the Press. And the reliably sarcastic Wayne Besen makes light of the absence of moral integrity among specific conservative moral pundits.